Excerpt: Midway hopes to breathe a new 3D live into the original Spy Hunter after an 18 year hiatus, but will it be able to do so without being insulting like other 3D sequels (*Cough* Castlevania 64 *Cough*)?
Excerpt: Few things draw more mixed reactions from gamers than the news of a remake in the works for a revered video game classic. Hopes run high for the chance to relive the memories of gaming bliss that have only grown stronger over the years, but there is also an equal amount of trepidation.
Excerpt: Holy crap. I mean, holy freakin' crap. A remake of one of the most beloved classics in the annals of gaming not only manages to capture the fun that made the original so great, but it actually improves on it. Granted games back in the early 80's weren't exactly deep.
Excerpt: Wouldn't it be amazing to live in the shoes of James Bond, just for one day? Face it, even though the guy's fictional, every red-blooded male on the face of the earth had wished being 007. Hell, I'd give one of my...err PS2 games just to shake his hand, but that's just me and my pitiful life.
Conclusion: If you were to slap a 007 license on this game, it would be one of the best James Bond games yet. As it stands, it's a solid reinterpretation of a video game classic that adds its own unique elements to the franchise without forsaking what made Spy Hunter what it was.